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  • Dennis Jones

    Contributing sermons since Feb 9, 2003
Dennis's church

Faith Family Worship
Rock Hill South Carolina , 29732
803-329-7891

About Dennis
  • Education: I have an Associate Degree in computer technology, and am an ordained minister in the Upper South Carolina Conference of Pentecostal Holiness Churches.
  • Experience: Every minister and servant opf God should have the opportunity to minister to and spend time in a homeless mission. If you have never seen the look of dispair and no hope on the face of an individual try visiting your local homeless mission. God ’s word is so true in Matthew 9:37 Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. I thank God that He has given me this opportuntity to serve Him in this capacity.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The Prodigal Son and the Eight Spiritual Blessings by Dr. David Jeremiah.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The Master Refiner Malachi 3:3 "And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver..." This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God. One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study. That week the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn’t mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining silver. As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities. The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot then she thought again about the verse that says: "He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver." She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time the silver was being refined. The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed. The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, "How do you know when the silver is fully refined?" He smiled at her and answered, "Oh, that’s easy - when I see the reflection of image in it."
  • Family: God has blessed me with three wonderful children, a delightful daughter-in-law, and three precious grandchildren. My youngest son who was 14 at the time was the one that God sent to lead me to Christ. He sent me a son to lead me to The Son. My youngest son son is now a police officer, my oldest son is serving our country in the US Air Force, and my daughter is a mother and has given me a precious grandson.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Both of my parents are deceased and never knew that I entered the ministry.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Don’t ever stop. Keep teaching the word of God wherever you go.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Holy Bible.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: You have heard many people say, "Nobody is promised tomorrow". We need to live like there is a tomorrow because I can assure you there will be a tomorrow. Where you spend it is entirely up to you. Jesus said in John 14:1-4 "Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 "In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. 4 "And you know the way where I am going."
  • What I want on my tombstone: He preached the gospel daily; when necessary he used words.
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  • Being One Body

    Contributed on May 28, 2007
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    We are all individual parts of the body but are interdependent on each other. Each of us needs what the other can provide with their God given talents and gifts that He has given each of us.

    BEING ONE BODY I Corinthians 12:11-13 The Holy Spirit unties each and every believer with Jesus to be united in one body, in one accord, in one church. It is a single living body that should lift up and edify the body of Christ. We are all individual parts ...read more

  • Got Stress?

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2007
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    We live in a stressful sinful world every day and every where we go. Like the commercial says, “Got Milk?” My question today is “Got Stress?”

    GOT STRESS? "The population of this country is 200 million. 84 million are retired. That leaves 116 million to do the work. There are 75 million in school, which leaves 41 million to do the work. Of this total, there are 22 million employed by the federal government. That ...read more

  • We All Have A Little Prodigal Son In Us

    Contributed on Jul 15, 2005
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    Many times we have all been prodigal sons wasting the riches God has for us. It is so amzing how when we get in to trouble we always go running back to God to help us out. He always takes us back.

    We All Have Some Prodigal Son In Us Luke 15:11-24 I always seem to have some one come to me and ask some of the following questions; How can I be sure God will forgive me? How do I know that God will forget my sins of the past? I have wasted so much time and things God has already given me. I ...read more

  • How Much Time Do You Have Left?

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
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    Recently I have developed a new urgency about something that I had in the back of my mind. It involves a question that we all have but cannot answer. How much time do I have left? The average lifespan of people throughout the earth today is between 70-

    Recently I have developed a new urgency about something that I had in the back of my mind. It involves a question that we all have but cannot answer. How much time do I have left? The average lifespan of people throughout the earth today is between 70-75 years. That is not a morbid thought or ...read more

  • Go And Do Likewise

    Contributed on Oct 8, 2004
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    Like the parable of the Good Samaritan we need not only treat others as we would like to be treated but we need to treat others as if you were others.

    GO AND DO LIKEWISE Today I want to share a story that talks about a very dangerous and treacherous road between Jerusalem and Jericho. It was notorious during biblical times for being dangerous to travelers. Jerusalem was on a hill that measured nearly 2,300 feet above ...read more

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  • Calling Others To God

    Contributed on May 28, 2007
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    CALLING OTHERS TO GOD A few years ago a man began feeding the birds on a regular basis in our backyard. At first, some of the birds were greedy. They weren’t sure if there would be enough food to go around. The starlings were especially mean, which doesn’t surprise anyone familiar with birds. They ...read more

  • Calling Others To God

    Contributed on May 28, 2007
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    CALLING OTHERS TO GOD A few years ago a man began feeding the birds on a regular basis in our backyard. At first, some of the birds were greedy. They weren’t sure if there would be enough food to go around. The starlings were especially mean, which doesn’t surprise anyone familiar with birds. ...read more

  • Six -Year-Old Brandon Decided One Saturday ...

    Contributed on Jul 15, 2005
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    Six -year-old Brandon decided one Saturday morning to fix his parents pancakes. He found a big bowl and spoon, pulled a chair to the counter, opened the cupboard and pulled out the heavy flour canister, spilling it on the floor. He scooped some of the flour into the bowl with his hands, mixed in ...read more

  • Keep Your Fork

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2005
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    KEEP YOUR FORK There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things "in order," she contacted her pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which ...read more

  • In Closing I Remember A Time When I Was Walking ...

    Contributed on Oct 8, 2004
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    In closing I remember a time when I was walking in a town and saw a young lady that was to say the least intoxicated. She was having a serious problem walking, let alone know where she was going, or have a clue of how to get there. I carefully avoided her, as I was embarrassed at the thought of ...read more